List of rural and urban districts in England in 1973

This is a list of all the rural districts, urban districts and municipal boroughs in England as they existed prior to the entry into force of the Local Government Act 1972 on 1 April 1974. There were 1086 such districts and boroughs at this time, the result of a gradual consolidation since their formation in 1894. Apart from these, England also had 79 county boroughs.


District Successor
Ampthill Rural District Mid Bedfordshire
Ampthill Urban District Mid Bedfordshire
Bedford Borough Bedford
Bedford Rural District Bedford
Biggleswade Rural District Mid Bedfordshire
Biggleswade Urban District Mid Bedfordshire
Dunstable Borough South Bedfordshire
Kempston Urban District Bedford
Leighton-Linslade Urban District South Bedfordshire
Luton Rural District South Bedfordshire
Sandy Urban District Mid Bedfordshire

Luton was a county borough.


District Successor
Abingdon Borough Vale of White Horse (Oxfordshire)
Abingdon Rural District Vale of White Horse
Bradfield Rural District Newbury
Cookham Rural District Windsor and Maidenhead
Easthampstead Rural District Bracknell
Faringdon Rural District Vale of White Horse
Hungerford Rural District Newbury
Maidenhead Borough Windsor and Maidenhead
New Windsor Borough Windsor and Maidenhead
Newbury Borough Newbury
Newbury Rural District Newbury
Wallingford Borough South Oxfordshire (Oxfordshire)
Wallingford Rural District South Oxfordshire
Wantage Rural District Vale of White Horse, Newbury
Wantage Urban District Vale of White Horse
Windsor Rural District Windsor and Maidenhead
Wokingham Borough Wokingham
Wokingham Rural District Wokingham

Reading was a county borough.


District Successor
Amersham Rural District Chiltern
Aylesbury Borough Aylesbury Vale
Aylesbury Rural District Aylesbury Vale
Beaconsfield Urban District Beaconsfield
Bletchley Urban District Milton Keynes
Buckingham Borough Aylesbury Vale
Buckingham Rural District Aylesbury Vale
Chesham Urban District Chiltern
Eton Rural District Beaconsfield, Slough (Berkshire), Windsor and Maidenhead (Berkshire)
Eton Urban District Windsor and Maidenhead
High Wycombe Borough Wycombe
Marlow Urban District Wycombe
Newport Pagnell Rural District Milton Keynes
Newport Pagnell Urban District Milton Keynes
Slough Borough Slough
Wing Rural District Aylesbury Vale
Winslow Rural District Aylesbury Vale, Milton Keynes
Wolverton Urban District Milton Keynes
Wycombe Rural District Wycombe

There were no county boroughs.

Cambridgeshire and Isle of ElyEdit

District Successor
Cambridge Borough Cambridge
Chatteris Urban District Fenland
Chesterton Rural District South Cambridgeshire
Ely Rural District East Cambridgeshire
Ely Urban District East Cambridgeshire
March Urban District Fenland
Newmarket Rural District East Cambridgeshire
North Witchford Rural District Fenland
South Cambridgeshire Rural District South Cambridgeshire
Whittlesey Urban District Fenland
Wisbech Borough Fenland
Wisbech Rural District Fenland

There were no county boroughs.


District Successor
Alderley Edge Urban District Macclesfield
Alsager Urban District Congleton
Altrincham Borough Trafford (Greater Manchester)
Bebington Borough Wirral (Merseyside)
Bollington Urban District Macclesfield
Bowdon Urban District Trafford
Bredbury and Romiley Urban District Stockport (Greater Manchester)
Bucklow Rural District Trafford, Manchester (Greater Manchester), Macclesfield
Cheadle and Gatley Urban District Stockport
Chester Rural District Chester
Congleton Borough Congleton
Congleton Rural District Congleton
Crewe Borough Crewe and Nantwich
Disley Rural District Macclesfield
Dukinfield Borough Tameside (Greater Manchester)
Ellesmere Port Borough Ellesmere Port and Neston
Hale Urban District Trafford
Hazel Grove and Bramhall Urban District Stockport
Hoylake Urban District Wirral
Hyde Borough Tameside
Knutsford Urban District Macclesfield
Longendale Urban District Tameside
Lymm Urban District Warrington
Macclesfield Borough Macclesfield
Macclesfield Rural District Macclesfield
Marple Urban District Stockport
Middlewich Urban District Congleton
Nantwich Rural District Crewe and Nantwich
Nantwich Urban District Crewe and Nantwich
Neston Urban District Ellesmere Port and Neston
Northwich Rural District Vale Royal
Northwich Urban District Vale Royal
Runcorn Rural District Vale Royal, Warrington, Halton
Runcorn Urban District Halton
Sale Borough Trafford
Sandbach Urban District Congleton
Stalybridge Borough Tameside
Tarvin Rural District Chester
Tintwistle Rural District High Peak (Derbyshire)
Wilmslow Urban District Macclesfield
Winsford Urban District Vale Royal
Wirral Urban District Wirral

Birkenhead, Chester, Stockport, and Wallasey were county boroughs.


District Successor
Bodmin Borough North Cornwall
Bude-Stratton Urban District North Cornwall
Camborne-Redruth Urban District Kerrier
Camelford Rural District North Cornwall
Falmouth Borough Carrick
Helston Borough Kerrier
Kerrier Rural District Kerrier
Launceston Borough North Cornwall
Launceston Rural District North Cornwall
Liskeard Borough Caradon
Liskeard Rural District Caradon
Looe Urban District Caradon
Newquay Urban District Restormel
Penryn Borough Carrick
Penzance Borough Penwith
Saltash Borough Caradon
St. Austell Rural District Restormel
St. Austell with Fowey Borough Restormel
St. Germans Rural District Caradon
St. Ives Borough Penwith
St. Just Urban District Penwith
Stratton Rural District North Cornwall
Torpoint Urban District Caradon
Truro Borough Carrick
Truro Rural District Carrick
Wadebridge and Padstow Rural District North Cornwall
West Penwith Rural District Penwith

There were no county boroughs.


District Successor
Alston with Garrigill Rural District Eden (Cumbria)
Border Rural District Carlisle (Cumbria)
Cockermouth Rural District Allerdale (Cumbria)
Cockermouth Urban District Allerdale
Ennerdale Rural District Copeland (Cumbria)
Keswick Urban District Allerdale
Maryport Urban District Allerdale
Millom Rural District Copeland
Penrith Rural District Eden
Penrith Urban District Eden
Whitehaven Borough Copeland
Wigton Rural District Allerdale
Workington Borough Allerdale

Carlisle was a county borough.


District Successor
Alfreton Urban District Amber Valley
Ashbourne Rural District West Derbyshire
Ashbourne Urban District West Derbyshire
Bakewell Rural District West Derbyshire
Bakewell Urban District West Derbyshire
Belper Rural District Amber Valley
Belper Urban District Amber Valley
Blackwell Rural District Bolsover
Bolsover Urban District Bolsover
Buxton Borough High Peak
Chapel en le Frith Rural District High Peak
Chesterfield Borough Chesterfield
Chesterfield Rural District Chesterfield, North East Derbyshire
Clay Cross Urban District North East Derbyshire
Clowne Rural District Bolsover
Dronfield Urban District North East Derbyshire
Glossop Borough High Peak
Heanor Urban District Amber Valley
Ilkeston Borough Erewash
Long Eaton Urban District Erewash
Matlock Urban District West Derbyshire
New Mills Urban District High Peak
Repton Rural District South Derbyshire
Ripley Urban District Amber Valley
South East Derbyshire Rural District Erewash, South Derbyshire
Staveley Urban District Chesterfield
Swadlincote Urban District South Derbyshire
Whaley Bridge Urban District High Peak
Wirksworth Urban District West Derbyshire

Derby was a county borough.


District Successor
Ashburton Urban District Teignbridge
Axminster Rural District East Devon
Barnstaple Borough North Devon
Barnstaple Rural District North Devon
Bideford Borough Torridge
Bideford Rural District Torridge
Buckfastleigh Urban District Teignbridge
Budleigh Salterton Urban District East Devon
Crediton Rural District Tiverton
Crediton Urban District Tiverton
Dartmouth Borough South Hams
Dawlish Urban District Teignbridge
Exmouth Urban District East Devon
Great Torrington Borough Torridge
Holsworthy Rural District Torridge
Honiton Borough East Devon
Honiton Rural District East Devon
Ilfracombe Urban District North Devon
Kingsbridge Rural District South Hams
Kingsbridge Urban District South Hams
Lynton Urban District North Devon
Newton Abbot Rural District Teignbridge
Newton Abbot Urban District Teignbridge
Northam Urban District Torridge
Okehampton Borough West Devon
Okehampton Rural District West Devon
Ottery St. Mary Urban District East Devon
Plympton St. Mary Rural District South Hams
Salcombe Urban District South Hams
Seaton Urban District East Devon
Sidmouth Urban District East Devon
South Molton Rural District North Devon
St Thomas Rural District Teignbridge, East Devon
Tavistock Rural District West Devon
Teignmouth Urban District Teignbridge
Tiverton Borough Tiverton
Tiverton Rural District Tiverton
Torrington Rural District Torridge
Totnes Borough South Hams
Totnes Rural District South Hams

Exeter, Plymouth and Torbay were county boroughs.


District Successor
Beaminster Rural District West Dorset
Blandford Rural District North Dorset
Blandford Forum Borough North Dorset
Bridport Borough West Dorset
Bridport Rural District West Dorset
Dorchester Borough West Dorset
Dorchester Rural District West Dorset
Lyme Regis Borough West Dorset
Poole Borough Poole
Portland Urban District Weymouth and Portland
Shaftesbury Borough North Dorset
Shaftesbury Rural District North Dorset
Sherborne Rural District West Dorset
Sherborne Borough West Dorset
Sturminster Rural District North Dorset
Swanage Urban District Purbeck
Wareham Borough Purbeck
Wareham and Purbeck Rural District Purbeck
Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Borough Weymouth and Portland
Wimborne and Cranborne Rural District East Dorset
Wimborne Minster Borough East Dorset


District Successor
Barnard Castle Rural District Teesdale
Barnard Castle Urban District Teesdale
Bishop Auckland Urban District Wear Valley
Blaydon Urban District Gateshead (Tyne and Wear)
Boldon Urban District South Tyneside (Tyne and Wear)
Brandon and Byshottles Urban District Durham
Chester-le-Street Rural District City of Sunderland (Tyne and Wear), Gateshead, Chester-le-Street
Chester-le-Street Urban District Chester-le-Street
Consett Urban District Derwentside
Crook and Willington Urban District Wear Valley
Darlington Rural District Darlington, Sedgefield
Durham Borough Durham
Durham Rural District Durham
Easington Rural District Easington, Sunderland
Felling Urban District Gateshead
Hebburn Urban District South Tyneside
Hetton Urban District Sunderland
Houghton-le-Spring Urban District Sunderland
Jarrow Borough South Tyneside
Lanchester Rural District Derwentside
Ryton Urban District Gateshead
Seaham Urban District Easington
Sedgefield Rural District Sedgefield
Shildon Urban District Sedgefield
Spennymoor Urban District Sedgefield
Stanley Urban District Derwentside
Stockton Rural District Stockton-on-Tees (Cleveland), Hartlepool (Cleveland)
Tow Law Urban District Wear Valley
Washington Urban District Sunderland
Weardale Rural District Wear Valley
Whickham Urban District Gateshead

Darlington, Gateshead, Hartlepool, South Shields, Sunderland and Teesside were county boroughs.

East SuffolkEdit

District Successor
Aldeburgh Borough Suffolk Coastal (Suffolk)
Beccles Borough Waveney (Suffolk)
Blyth Rural District Suffolk Coastal
Bungay Urban District Waveney
Deben Rural District Suffolk Coastal
Eye Borough Mid Suffolk (Suffolk)
Felixstowe Urban District Suffolk Coastal
Gipping Rural District Mid Suffolk
Halesworth Urban District Waveney
Hartismere Rural District Mid Suffolk
Leiston-cum-Sizewell Urban District Suffolk Coastal
Lothingland Rural District Great Yarmouth (Norfolk), Waveney
Lowestoft Borough Waveney
Samford Rural District Babergh (Suffolk)
Saxmundham Urban District Suffolk Coastal
Southwold Borough Waveney
Stowmarket Urban District Mid Suffolk
Wainford Rural District Waveney
Woodbridge Urban District Suffolk Coastal

Ipswich was a county borough.

East SussexEdit

District Successor
Battle Rural District Rother
Bexhill Borough Rother
Burgess Hill Urban District Mid Sussex (West Sussex)
Chailey Rural District Lewes
Cuckfield Rural District Mid Sussex, Crawley (West Sussex)
Cuckfield Urban District Mid Sussex
East Grinstead Urban District Mid Sussex
Hailsham Rural District Wealden
Hove Borough Hove
Lewes Borough Lewes
Newhaven Urban District Lewes
Portslade-by-Sea Urban District Hove
Rye Borough Rother
Seaford Urban District Lewes
Uckfield Rural District Wealden

Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings were county boroughs.


District Successor
Basildon Urban District Basildon
Benfleet Urban District Castle Point
Braintree Rural District Braintree
Braintree and Bocking Urban District Braintree
Brentwood Urban District Brentwood
Brightlingsea Urban District Tendring
Burnham-on-Crouch Urban District Maldon
Canvey Island Urban District Castle Point
Chelmsford Borough Chelmsford
Chelmsford Rural District Chelmsford, Brentwood
Chigwell Urban District Epping Forest
Clacton Urban District Tendring
Colchester Borough Colchester
Dunmow Rural District Uttlesford
Epping Urban District Epping Forest
Epping and Ongar Rural District Brentwood, Epping Forest
Frinton and Walton Urban District Tendring
Halstead Rural District Braintree
Halstead Urban District Braintree
Harlow Urban District Harlow
Harwich Borough Tendring
Lexden and Winstree Rural District Colchester
Maldon Borough Maldon
Maldon Rural District Maldon
Rayleigh Urban District Rochford
Rochford Rural District Rochford
Saffron Walden Borough Uttlesford
Saffron Walden Rural District Uttlesford
Tendring Rural District Tendring
Thurrock Urban District Thurrock, Basildon
Waltham Holy Cross Urban District Epping Forest
West Mersea Urban District Colchester
Witham Urban District Braintree
Wivenhoe Urban District Colchester

Southend-on-Sea was a county borough.


District Successor
Charlton Kings Urban District Cheltenham
Cheltenham Borough Cheltenham
Cheltenham Rural District Tewkesbury
Cirencester Rural District Cotswold
Cirencester Urban District Cotswold
Dursley Rural District Stroud
East Dean Rural District Forest of Dean
Gloucester Rural District Stroud, Forest of Dean, Tewkesbury
Kingswood Urban District Kingswood (Avon)
Lydney Rural District Forest of Dean
Mangotsfield Urban District Kingswood
Nailsworth Urban District Stroud
Newent Rural District Forest of Dean
North Cotswold Rural District Cotswold
Northleach Rural District Cotswold
Sodbury Rural District Northavon (Avon), Stroud
Stroud Rural District Stroud
Stroud Urban District Stroud
Tetbury Rural District Cotswold
Tewkesbury Borough Tewkesbury
Thornbury Rural District Northavon, Stroud
Warmley Rural District Kingswood
West Dean Rural District Forest of Dean

Bristol and Gloucester were county boroughs.


District Successor
Aldershot Borough Rushmoor
Alton Rural District East Hampshire
Alton Urban District East Hampshire
Andover Borough Test Valley
Andover Rural District Test Valley
Basingstoke Borough Basingstoke and Deane
Basingstoke Rural District Basingstoke and Deane
Christchurch Borough Christchurch (Dorset)
Droxford Rural District Winchester
Eastleigh Borough Eastleigh
Fareham Urban District Fareham
Farnborough Urban District Rushmoor
Fleet Urban District Hart
Gosport Borough Gosport
Hartley Wintney Rural District Hart
Havant and Waterloo Urban District Havant
Kingsclere and Whitchurch Rural District Basingstoke and Deane
Lymington Borough New Forest
New Forest Rural District New Forest
Petersfield Rural District East Hampshire
Petersfield Urban District East Hampshire
Ringwood and Fordingbridge Rural District New Forest, East Dorset (Dorset), Christchurch
Romsey Borough Test Valley
Romsey Rural District Test Valley
Stockbridge Rural District Test Valley
Winchester Borough Winchester
Winchester Rural District Eastleigh, Winchester

Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Southampton were county boroughs.


District Successor
Bromyard Rural District Malvern Hills (Hereford and Worcester)
Dore and Bredwardine Rural District South Herefordshire (Hereford and Worcester)
Hereford Borough Hereford (Hereford and Worcester)
Hereford Rural District South Herefordshire
Kington Rural District Leominster (Hereford and Worcester)
Kington Urban District Leominster
Ledbury Rural District Malvern Hills
Leominster Borough Leominster
Leominster and Wigmore Rural District Leominster
Ross and Whitchurch Rural District South Herefordshire
Ross-on-Wye Urban District South Herefordshire
Weobley Rural District Leominster

There were no county boroughs.


District Successor
Baldock Urban District North Hertfordshire
Berkhamsted Rural District Dacorum
Berkhamsted Urban District Dacorum
Bishop's Stortford Urban District East Hertfordshire
Braughing Rural District East Hertfordshire
Bushey Urban District Hertsmere
Cheshunt Urban District Broxbourne
Chorleywood Urban District Three Rivers
Elstree Rural District Hertsmere
Harpenden Urban District St Albans
Hatfield Rural District Welwyn Hatfield
Hemel Hempstead Borough Dacorum
Hemel Hempstead Rural District Dacorum
Hertford Borough East Hertfordshire
Hertford Rural District Stevenage, East Hertfordshire
Hitchin Rural District North Hertfordshire
Hitchin Urban District North Hertfordshire
Hoddesdon Urban District Broxbourne
Letchworth Urban District North Hertfordshire
Potters Bar Urban District Hertsmere
Rickmansworth Urban District Three Rivers
Royston Urban District North Hertfordshire
Sawbridgeworth Urban District East Hertfordshire
St Albans Borough St Albans
St Albans Rural District St Albans, Dacorum
Stevenage Urban District Stevenage
Tring Urban District Dacorum
Ware Rural District East Hertfordshire
Ware Urban District East Hertfordshire
Watford Borough Watford
Watford Rural District Hertsmere, Dacorum, Three Rivers
Welwyn Rural District Welwyn Hatfield
Welwyn Garden City Urban District Welwyn Hatfield

There were no county boroughs.

Huntingdon and PeterboroughEdit

District Successor
Barnack Rural District Peterborough (Cambridgeshire)
Huntingdon Rural District Huntingdon (Cambridgeshire)
Huntingdon and Godmanchester Borough Huntingdon
Norman Cross Rural District Huntingdon, Peterborough
Old Fletton Urban District Peterborough
Peterborough Borough Peterborough
Peterborough Rural District Peterborough
Ramsey Urban District Huntingdon
St. Ives Borough Huntingdon
St. Ives Rural District Huntingdon
St. Neots Rural District Huntingdon
St. Neots Urban District Huntingdon
Thorney Rural District Peterborough

There were no county boroughs.

Isle of WightEdit

District Successor
Cowes Urban District Medina
Isle of Wight Rural District South Wight
Newport Borough Medina
Ryde Borough Medina
Sandown-Shanklin Urban District South Wight
Ventnor Urban District South Wight

There were no county boroughs.


District Successor
Ashford Urban District Ashford
Bridge-Blean Rural District Canterbury
Broadstairs and St Peter's Urban District Thanet
Chatham Borough Rochester-upon-Medway
Cranbrook Rural District Tunbridge Wells
Dartford Borough Dartford
Dartford Rural District Sevenoaks, Dartford
Deal Borough Dover
Dover Borough Dover
Dover Rural District Dover
East Ashford Rural District Ashford
Eastry Rural District Dover, Thanet
Elham Rural District Shepway
Faversham Borough Swale
Folkestone Borough Shepway
Gillingham Borough Gillingham
Gravesend Borough Gravesham
Herne Bay Urban District Canterbury
Hollingbourne Rural District Maidstone
Hythe Borough Shepway
Lydd Borough Shepway
Maidstone Borough Maidstone
Maidstone Rural District Maidstone
Malling Rural District Tonbridge and Malling
Margate Borough Thanet
New Romney Borough Shepway
Northfleet Urban District Gravesham
Queenborough-in-Sheppey Borough Swale
Ramsgate Borough Thanet
Rochester Borough Rochester-upon-Medway
Romney Marsh Rural District Shepway
Royal Tunbridge Wells Borough Tunbridge Wells
Sandwich Borough Dover
Sevenoaks Rural District Sevenoaks
Sevenoaks Urban District Sevenoaks
Sittingbourne and Milton Urban District Swale
Southborough Urban District Tunbridge Wells
Strood Rural District Rochester-upon-Medway, Gravesham
Swale Rural District Swale
Swanscombe Urban District Dartford
Tenterden Borough Ashford
Tenterden Rural District Ashford
Tonbridge Rural District Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Malling
Tonbridge Urban District Tonbridge and Malling
West Ashford Rural District Ashford
Whitstable Urban District Canterbury

Canterbury was a county borough.


District Successor
Abram Urban District Wigan (Greater Manchester)
Accrington Borough Hyndburn
Adlington Urban District Chorley
Ashton-in-Makerfield Urban District Wigan, Metropolitan Borough of St Helens (Merseyside)
Ashton-under-Lyne Borough Tameside (Greater Manchester)
Aspull Urban District Wigan
Atherton Urban District Wigan
Audenshaw Urban District Tameside
Bacup Borough Rossendale
Barrowford Urban District Pendle
Billinge and Winstanley Urban District Wigan, St Helens
Blackburn Rural District Hyndburn, Blackburn, Ribble Valley
Blackrod Urban District Bolton (Greater Manchester)
Brierfield Urban District Pendle
Burnley Rural District Pendle, Ribble Valley, Burnley
Carnforth Urban District Lancaster
Chadderton Urban District Oldham (Greater Manchester)
Chorley Borough Chorley
Chorley Rural District Chorley
Church Urban District Hyndburn
Clayton-le-Moors Urban District Hyndburn
Clitheroe Borough Ribble Valley
Clitheroe Rural District Ribble Valley
Colne Borough Pendle
Crompton Urban District Oldham
Crosby Borough Sefton (Merseyside)
Dalton-in-Furness Urban District Barrow-in-Furness (Cumbria)
Darwen Borough Blackburn
Denton Urban District Tameside
Droylsden Urban District Tameside
Eccles Borough Salford (Greater Manchester)
Failsworth Urban District Oldham
Farnworth Borough Bolton
Fleetwood Borough Wyre
Formby Urban District Sefton
Fulwood Urban District Preston
Fylde Rural District Fylde
Garstang Rural District Wyre
Golborne Urban District Warrington (Cheshire), Wigan
Grange Urban District South Lakeland (Cumbria)
Great Harwood Urban District Hyndburn
Haslingden Borough Rossendale
Haydock Urban District St Helens
Heywood Borough Rochdale (Greater Manchester)
Hindley Urban District Wigan
Horwich Urban District Bolton
Huyton-with-Roby Urban District Knowsley (Merseyside)
Ince-in-Makerfield Urban District Wigan
Irlam Urban District Salford
Kearsley Urban District Bolton
Kirkby Urban District Knowsley
Kirkham Urban District Fylde
Lancaster Borough Lancaster
Lancaster Rural District Lancaster
Lees Urban District Oldham
Leigh Borough Wigan
Leyland Urban District South Ribble
Litherland Urban District Sefton
Little Lever Urban District Bolton
Littleborough Urban District Rochdale
Longridge Urban District Ribble Valley
Lunesdale Rural District Lancaster
Lytham St. Anne's Borough Fylde
Middleton Borough Rochdale
Milnrow Urban District Rochdale
Morecambe and Heysham Borough Lancaster
Mossley Borough Tameside
Nelson Borough Pendle
Newton-le-Willows Urban District St Helens
North Lonsdale Rural District South Lakeland
Ormskirk Urban District West Lancashire
Orrell Urban District Wigan
Oswaldtwistle Urban District Hyndburn
Padiham Urban District Burnley
Poulton-le-Fylde Urban District Wyre
Preesall Urban District Wyre
Prescot Urban District Knowsley
Preston Rural District South Ribble, Preston, Ribble Valley
Prestwich Borough Bury (Greater Manchester)
Radcliffe Borough Bury
Rainford Urban District St Helens
Ramsbottom Urban District Rossendale, Bury
Rawtenstall Borough Rossendale
Rishton Urban District Hyndburn
Royton Urban District Oldham
Skelmersdale and Holland Urban District West Lancashire
Standish-with-Langtree Urban District Wigan
Stretford Borough Trafford
Swinton and Pendlebury Borough Salford
Thornton Cleveleys Urban District Wyre
Tottington Urban District Bury
Trawden Urban District Pendle
Turton Urban District Bolton, Blackburn
Tyldesley Urban District Wigan
Ulverston Urban District South Lakeland
Urmston Urban District Trafford
Walton-le-Dale Urban District South Ribble
Wardle Urban District Rochdale
Warrington Rural District Warrington
West Lancashire Rural District Sefton, Knowsley, West Lancashire
Westhoughton Urban District Bolton
Whiston Rural District Warrington, St Helens, Knowsley, Halton
Whitefield Urban District Bury
Whitworth Urban District Rossendale
Widnes Urban District Halton (Cheshire)
Wigan Rural District Wigan, West Lancashire
Withnell Urban District Chorley
Worsley Urban District Salford

Barrow-in-Furness, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Bootle, Burnley, Bury, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Preston, Rochdale, Salford, Southport, St Helens, Warrington and Wigan were county boroughs.


District Successor
Ashby de la Zouch Rural District North West Leicestershire
Ashby de la Zouch Urban District North West Leicestershire
Ashby Woulds Urban District North West Leicestershire
Barrow upon Soar Rural District Charnwood
Billesdon Rural District Harborough
Blaby Rural District Blaby
Castle Donington Rural District North West Leicestershire
Coalville Urban District North West Leicestershire
Hinckley Urban District Hinckley and Bosworth
Loughborough Borough Charnwood
Lutterworth Rural District Harborough
Market Bosworth Rural District North West Leicestershire, Hinckley and Bosworth
Market Harborough Rural District Harborough
Market Harborough Urban District Harborough
Melton and Belvoir Rural District Melton
Melton Mowbray Urban District Melton
Oadby Urban District Oadby and Wigston
Shepshed Urban District Charnwood
Wigston Urban District Oadby and Wigston

Leicester was a county borough.

Lincolnshire, Parts of HollandEdit

District Successor
Boston Borough Boston (Lincolnshire)
Boston Rural District Boston
East Elloe Rural District South Holland (Lincolnshire)
Spalding Rural District South Holland
Spalding Urban District South Holland

There were no county boroughs.

Lincolnshire, Parts of KestevenEdit

District Successor
Bourne Urban District South Kesteven (Lincolnshire)
East Kesteven Rural District North Kesteven (Lincolnshire)
Grantham Borough South Kesteven
North Kesteven Rural District North Kesteven
Sleaford Urban District North Kesteven
South Kesteven Rural District South Kesteven
Stamford Borough South Kesteven
West Kesteven Rural District South Kesteven

There were no county boroughs.

Lincolnshire, Parts of LindseyEdit

District Successor
Alford Urban District East Lindsey (Lincolnshire)
Barton upon Humber Urban District Glanford (Humberside)
Brigg Urban District Glanford
Caistor Rural District West Lindsey (Lincolnshire)
Cleethorpes Borough Cleethorpes (Humberside)
Gainsborough Rural District West Lindsey
Gainsborough Urban District West Lindsey
Glanford Brigg Rural District Glanford
Grimsby Rural District Cleethorpes
Horncastle Rural District East Lindsey
Horncastle Urban District East Lindsey
Isle of Axholme Rural District Boothferry (Humberside)
Louth Borough East Lindsey
Louth Rural District East Lindsey
Mablethorpe and Sutton Urban District East Lindsey
Market Rasen Urban District West Lindsey
Scunthorpe Borough Scunthorpe (Humberside)
Skegness Urban District East Lindsey
Spilsby Rural District East Lindsey
Welton Rural District West Lindsey
Woodhall Spa Urban District East Lindsey

Grimsby and Lincoln were county boroughs.


District Successor
Blofield and Flegg Rural District Great Yarmouth, Broadland
Cromer Urban District North Norfolk
Depwade Rural District South Norfolk
Diss Urban District South Norfolk
Docking Rural District West Norfolk
Downham Rural District West Norfolk
Downham Market Urban District West Norfolk
East Dereham Urban District Breckland
Erpingham Rural District North Norfolk
Forehoe and Henstead Rural District South Norfolk
Freebridge Lynn Rural District West Norfolk
Hunstanton Urban District West Norfolk
King's Lynn Borough West Norfolk
Loddon Rural District South Norfolk
Marshland Rural District West Norfolk
Mitford and Launditch Rural District Breckland
North Walsham Urban District North Norfolk
Sheringham Urban District North Norfolk
Smallburgh Rural District North Norfolk
St. Faith's and Aylsham Rural District Broadland
Swaffham Rural District Breckland
Swaffham Urban District Breckland
Thetford Borough Breckland
Walsingham Rural District North Norfolk
Wayland Rural District Breckland
Wells-next-the-Sea Urban District North Norfolk
Wymondham Urban District South Norfolk

Great Yarmouth and Norwich were county boroughs.


District Successor
Brackley Borough South Northamptonshire
Brackley Rural District South Northamptonshire
Brixworth Rural District Northampton, Daventry
Burton Latimer Urban District Kettering
Corby Urban District Corby
Daventry Borough Daventry
Daventry Rural District Daventry
Desborough Urban District Kettering
Higham Ferrers Borough East Northamptonshire
Irthlingborough Urban District East Northamptonshire
Kettering Borough Kettering
Kettering Rural District Corby, Kettering
Northampton Rural District South Northamptonshire, Northampton
Oundle Urban District East Northamptonshire
Oundle and Thrapston Rural District East Northamptonshire
Raunds Urban District East Northamptonshire
Rothwell Urban District Kettering
Rushden Urban District East Northamptonshire
Towcester Rural District South Northamptonshire
Wellingborough Rural District Northampton, East Northamptonshire, Wellingborough
Wellingborough Urban District Wellingborough

Northampton was a county borough.


District Successor
Alnwick Rural District Alnwick
Alnwick Urban District Alnwick
Amble Urban District Alnwick
Ashington Urban District Wansbeck
Bedlingtonshire Urban District Wansbeck
Belford Rural District Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bellingham Rural District Tynedale
Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Berwick-upon-Tweed
Blyth Borough Blyth Valley
Castle Ward Rural District Castle Morpeth, Newcastle upon Tyne (Tyne and Wear)
Glendale Rural District Berwick-upon-Tweed
Gosforth Urban District Newcastle upon Tyne
Haltwhistle Rural District Tynedale
Hexham Rural District Tynedale
Hexham Urban District Tynedale
Longbenton Urban District North Tyneside (Tyne and Wear)
Morpeth Borough Castle Morpeth
Morpeth Rural District Castle Morpeth
Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Urban District Wansbeck
Newburn Urban District Newcastle upon Tyne
Norham and Islandshires Rural District Berwick-upon-Tweed
Prudhoe Urban District Tynedale
Rothbury Rural District Alnwick
Seaton Valley Urban District Blyth Valley, North Tyneside
Wallsend Borough North Tyneside
Whitley Bay Borough North Tyneside, Blyth Valley

Newcastle upon Tyne and Tynemouth were county boroughs.


District Successor
Arnold Urban District Gedling
Basford Rural District Rushcliffe, Broxtowe, Ashfield, Gedling
Beeston and Stapleford Urban District Broxtowe
Bingham Rural District Rushcliffe
Carlton Urban District Gedling
East Retford Borough Bassetlaw
East Retford Rural District Doncaster (South Yorkshire), Bassetlaw
Eastwood Urban District Broxtowe
Hucknall Urban District Ashfield
Kirkby in Ashfield Urban District Ashfield
Mansfield Borough Mansfield
Mansfield Woodhouse Urban District Mansfield
Newark Borough Newark
Newark Rural District Newark
Southwell Rural District Newark
Sutton in Ashfield Urban District Ashfield
Warsop Urban District Mansfield
West Bridgford Urban District Rushcliffe
Worksop Borough Bassetlaw
Worksop Rural District Doncaster, Bassetlaw

Nottingham was a county borough.


District Successor
Banbury Borough Cherwell
Banbury Rural District Cherwell
Bicester Urban District Cherwell
Bullingdon Rural District South Oxfordshire
Chipping Norton Borough West Oxfordshire
Chipping Norton Rural District West Oxfordshire
Henley Rural District South Oxfordshire
Henley-on-Thames Borough South Oxfordshire
Ploughley Rural District Cherwell
Thame Urban District South Oxfordshire
Witney Rural District West Oxfordshire
Witney Urban District West Oxfordshire
Woodstock Borough West Oxfordshire

Oxford was a county borough.


District Successor
Ketton Rural District Rutland (Leicestershire)
Oakham Rural District Rutland
Oakham Urban District Rutland
Uppingham Rural District Rutland

There were no county boroughs.

Shropshire (Salop)Edit

District Successor
Atcham Rural District Shrewsbury and Atcham
Bridgnorth Rural District Bridgnorth
Clun and Bishop's Castle Rural District South Shropshire
Dawley Urban District The Wrekin
Ludlow Rural District South Shropshire
Market Drayton Rural District North Shropshire
Newport Urban District The Wrekin
North Shropshire Rural District North Shropshire
Oakengates Urban District The Wrekin
Oswestry Rural District Oswestry
Shifnal Rural District The Wrekin, Bridgnorth
Shrewsbury Borough Shrewsbury and Atcham
Wellington Rural District The Wrekin
Wellington, Shropshire Urban District The Wrekin

There were no county boroughs.


District Successor
Axbridge Rural District Woodspring (Avon), Sedgemoor, Mendip
Bathavon Rural District Wansdyke (Avon)
Bridgwater Borough Sedgemoor
Bridgwater Rural District Sedgemoor
Burnham-on-Sea Urban District Sedgemoor
Chard Borough Yeovil
Chard Rural District Yeovil
Clevedon Urban District Woodspring
Clutton Rural District Wansdyke, Mendip
Crewkerne Urban District Yeovil
Dulverton Rural District West Somerset
Frome Rural District Mendip
Frome Urban District Mendip
Glastonbury Borough Mendip
Ilminster Urban District Yeovil
Keynsham Urban District Wansdyke
Langport Rural District Yeovil
Long Ashton Rural District Woodspring
Minehead Urban District West Somerset
Norton-Radstock Urban District Wansdyke
Portishead Urban District Woodspring
Shepton Mallet Rural District Mendip
Shepton Mallet Urban District Mendip
Street Urban District Mendip
Taunton Borough Taunton Deane
Taunton Rural District Taunton Deane
Watchet Urban District West Somerset
Wellington Rural District Taunton Deane
Wellington Urban District Taunton Deane
Wells Borough Mendip
Wells Rural District Mendip
Weston-super-Mare Borough Woodspring
Williton Rural District West Somerset
Wincanton Rural District Yeovil
Yeovil Borough Yeovil
Yeovil Rural District Yeovil

Bath (and Bristol) were county boroughs.


District Successor
Aldridge-Brownhills Urban District Walsall (West Midlands)
Biddulph Urban District Staffordshire Moorlands
Cannock Rural District South Staffordshire
Cannock Urban District Cannock Chase
Cheadle Rural District Staffordshire Moorlands
Kidsgrove Urban District Newcastle-under-Lyme
Leek Rural District Staffordshire Moorlands
Leek Urban District Staffordshire Moorlands
Lichfield Borough Lichfield
Lichfield Rural District Cannock Chase, Lichfield
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Newcastle-under-Lyme
Newcastle-under-Lyme Rural District Newcastle-under-Lyme
Rugeley Urban District Cannock Chase
Seisdon Rural District South Staffordshire
Stafford Borough Stafford
Stafford Rural District Stafford
Stone Rural District Stafford
Stone Urban District Stafford
Tamworth Borough Tamworth
Tutbury Rural District East Staffordshire
Uttoxeter Rural District East Staffordshire
Uttoxeter Urban District East Staffordshire

Burton upon Trent, Dudley, Stoke-on-Trent, Walsall, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton were county boroughs.


District Successor
Bagshot Rural District Surrey Heath
Banstead Urban District Reigate and Banstead
Caterham and Warlingham Urban District Tandridge
Chertsey Urban District Runnymede
Dorking Urban District Mole Valley
Dorking and Horley Rural District Crawley (West Sussex), Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead
Egham Urban District Runnymede
Epsom and Ewell Borough Epsom and Ewell
Esher Urban District Elmbridge
Farnham Urban District Waverley
Frimley and Camberley Urban District Surrey Heath
Godalming Borough Waverley
Godstone Rural District Tandridge
Guildford Borough Guildford
Guildford Rural District Guildford
Hambledon Rural District Waverley
Haslemere Urban District Waverley
Leatherhead Urban District Mole Valley
Reigate Borough Reigate and Banstead
Staines Urban District Spelthorne
Sunbury-on-Thames Urban District Spelthorne
Walton and Weybridge Urban District Elmbridge
Woking Urban District Woking

There were no county boroughs.


District Successor
Alcester Rural District Stratford-on-Avon
Atherstone Rural District North Warwickshire
Bedworth Urban District Nuneaton
Kenilworth Urban District Warwick
Meriden Rural District Solihull (West Midlands), North Warwickshire, Coventry (West Midlands)
Nuneaton Borough Nuneaton
Royal Leamington Spa Borough Warwick
Rugby Borough Rugby
Rugby Rural District Rugby
Shipston on Stour Rural District Stratford-on-Avon
Southam Rural District Stratford-on-Avon
Stratford-on-Avon Rural District Solihull, Stratford-on-Avon
Stratford-upon-Avon Borough Stratford-on-Avon
Sutton Coldfield Borough Birmingham (West Midlands)
Warwick Borough Warwick
Warwick Rural District Warwick

Coventry, Solihull and Birmingham were county boroughs.

West SuffolkEdit

District Successor
Bury St. Edmunds Borough St Edmundsbury (Suffolk)
Clare Rural District St Edmundsbury
Cosford Rural District Babergh (Suffolk)
Hadleigh Urban District Babergh
Haverhill Urban District St Edmundsbury
Melford Rural District Babergh
Mildenhall Rural District Forest Heath (Suffolk)
Newmarket Urban District Forest Heath
Sudbury Borough Babergh
Thedwastre Rural District Mid Suffolk (Suffolk)
Thingoe Rural District St Edmundsbury

There were no county boroughs.

West SussexEdit

District Successor
Arundel Borough Arun
Bognor Regis Urban District Arun
Chanctonbury Rural District Horsham
Chichester Borough Chichester
Chichester Rural District Arun, Chichester
Crawley Urban District Crawley
Horsham Rural District Horsham
Horsham Urban District Horsham
Littlehampton Urban District Arun
Midhurst Rural District Chichester
Petworth Rural District Chichester
Shoreham-by-Sea Urban District Adur
Southwick Urban District Adur
Worthing Borough Worthing
Worthing Rural District Adur, Arun

There were no county boroughs.


District Successor
Appleby Borough Eden (Cumbria)
Kendal Borough South Lakeland (Cumbria)
Lakes Urban District Eden, South Lakeland
North Westmorland Rural District Eden
South Westmorland Rural District South Lakeland
Windermere Urban District South Lakeland

There were no county boroughs.


District Successor
Amesbury Rural District Salisbury
Bradford and Melksham Rural District West Wiltshire
Bradford-on-Avon Urban District West Wiltshire
Calne Borough North Wiltshire
Calne and Chippenham Rural District North Wiltshire
Chippenham Borough North Wiltshire
Cricklade and Wootton Bassett Rural District North Wiltshire
Devizes Borough Kennet
Devizes Rural District Kennet
Highworth Rural District Thamesdown
Malmesbury Borough North Wiltshire
Malmesbury Rural District North Wiltshire
Marlborough Borough Kennet
Marlborough and Ramsbury Rural District Kennet
Melksham Urban District West Wiltshire
Mere and Tisbury Rural District Salisbury
New Sarum Borough Salisbury
Pewsey Rural District Kennet
Salisbury and Wilton Rural District Salisbury
Swindon Borough Thamesdown
Trowbridge Urban District West Wiltshire
Warminster Urban District West Wiltshire
Warminster and Westbury Rural District West Wiltshire
Westbury Urban District West Wiltshire
Wilton Borough Salisbury

There were no county boroughs.


District Successor
Bewdley Borough Wyre Forest (Hereford and Worcester)
Bromsgrove Rural District Bromsgrove (Hereford and Worcester)
Bromsgrove Urban District Bromsgrove
Droitwich Borough Wychavon (Hereford and Worcester)
Droitwich Rural District Wychavon, Worcester (Hereford and Worcester)
Evesham Borough Wychavon
Evesham Rural District Wychavon
Halesowen Borough Dudley (West Midlands)
Kidderminster Borough Wyre Forest
Kidderminster Rural District Wyre Forest
Malvern Urban District Malvern Hills (Hereford and Worcester)
Martley Rural District Malvern Hills
Pershore Rural District Worcester, Wychavon
Redditch Urban District Redditch (Hereford and Worcester)
Stourbridge Borough Dudley
Stourport-on-Severn Urban District Wyre Forest
Tenbury Rural District Leominster (Hereford and Worcester)
Upton upon Severn Rural District Malvern Hills

Warley and Worcester were county boroughs.

Yorkshire, East RidingEdit

District Successor
Beverley Borough Beverley (Humberside)
Beverley Rural District Beverley
Bridlington Borough North Wolds (Humberside)
Bridlington Rural District North Wolds, Scarborough (North Yorkshire)
Derwent Rural District Selby (North Yorkshire)
Driffield Rural District North Wolds
Driffield Urban District North Wolds
Filey Urban District Scarborough
Haltemprice Urban District Beverley
Hedon Borough Holderness (Humberside)
Holderness Rural District Holderness
Hornsea Urban District Holderness
Howden Rural District Boothferry (Humberside)
Norton Rural District Ryedale (North Yorkshire)
Norton Urban District Ryedale
Pocklington Rural District North Wolds
Withernsea Urban District Holderness

Kingston upon Hull and York were county boroughs.

Yorkshire, North RidingEdit

District Successor
Aysgarth Rural District Richmondshire (North Yorkshire)
Bedale Rural District Hambleton (North Yorkshire)
Croft Rural District Richmondshire, Hambleton
Easingwold Rural District Hambleton
Flaxton Rural District Ryedale (North Yorkshire)
Guisborough Urban District Langbaurgh (Cleveland)
Helmsley Rural District Ryedale
Kirkbymoorside Rural District Ryedale
Leyburn Rural District Richmondshire
Loftus Urban District Langbaurgh
Malton Rural District Ryedale
Malton Urban District Ryedale
Masham Rural District Harrogate (North Yorkshire)
Northallerton Rural District Hambleton
Northallerton Urban District Hambleton
Pickering Rural District Ryedale
Pickering Urban District Ryedale
Reeth Rural District Richmondshire
Richmond Borough Richmondshire
Richmond Rural District Richmondshire
Saltburn and Marske-by-the-Sea Urban District Langbaurgh
Scalby Urban District Scarborough (North Yorkshire)
Scarborough Borough Scarborough
Scarborough Rural District Scarborough
Skelton and Brotton Urban District Langbaurgh
Startforth Rural District Teesdale (County Durham)
Stokesley Rural District Stockton-on-Tees (Cleveland), Middlesbrough (Cleveland), Hambleton
Thirsk Rural District Harrogate, Hambleton
Wath Rural District Harrogate
Whitby Rural District Scarborough
Whitby Urban District Scarborough

York and Teesside were county boroughs.

Yorkshire, West RidingEdit

District Successor
Adwick le Street Urban District Doncaster (South Yorkshire)
Aireborough Urban District Leeds (West Yorkshire)
Baildon Urban District Bradford (West Yorkshire)
Barnoldswick Urban District Pendle (Lancashire)
Batley Borough Kirklees (West Yorkshire)
Bentley with Arksey Urban District Doncaster
Bingley Urban District Bradford
Bowland Rural District Ribble Valley (Lancashire)
Brighouse Borough Calderdale (West Yorkshire)
Castleford Borough Wakefield (West Yorkshire)
Colne Valley Urban District Kirklees
Conisbrough Urban District Doncaster
Cudworth Urban District Barnsley (South Yorkshire)
Darfield Urban District Barnsley
Darton Urban District Barnsley
Dearne Urban District Barnsley
Denby Dale Urban District Kirklees
Denholme Urban District Bradford
Dodworth Urban District Barnsley
Doncaster Rural District Doncaster
Earby Urban District Pendle
Elland Urban District Calderdale
Featherstone Urban District Wakefield
Garforth Urban District Leeds
Goole Borough Boothferry (Humberside)
Goole Rural District Boothferry
Harrogate Borough Harrogate (North Yorkshire)
Hebden Royd Urban District Calderdale
Heckmondwike Urban District Kirklees
Hemsworth Rural District Selby (North Yorkshire), Barnsley, Wakefield
Hemsworth Urban District Wakefield
Hepton Rural District Calderdale
Holmfirth Urban District Kirklees
Horbury Urban District Wakefield
Horsforth Urban District Leeds
Hoyland Nether Urban District Barnsley
Ilkley Urban District Bradford
Keighley Borough Bradford
Kirkburton Urban District Kirklees
Kiveton Park Rural District Rotherham (South Yorkshire)
Knaresborough Urban District Harrogate
Knottingley Urban District Wakefield
Maltby Urban District Rotherham
Meltham Urban District Kirklees
Mirfield Urban District Kirklees
Mexborough Urban District Doncaster
Morley Borough Leeds
Nidderdale Rural District Harrogate
Normanton Urban District Wakefield
Osgoldcross Rural District Selby, Wakefield
Ossett Borough Wakefield
Otley Urban District Leeds
Penistone Rural District Barnsley
Penistone Urban District Barnsley
Pontefract Borough Wakefield
Pudsey Borough Leeds
Queensbury and Shelf Urban District Calderdale, Bradford
Rawmarsh Urban District Rotherham
Ripon Borough Harrogate
Ripon and Pateley Bridge Rural District Harrogate
Ripponden Urban District Calderdale
Rotherham Rural District Rotherham
Rothwell Urban District Leeds
Royston Urban District Barnsley
Saddleworth Urban District Oldham (Greater Manchester)
Sedbergh Rural District South Lakeland (Cumbria)
Selby Rural District Selby
Selby Urban District Selby
Settle Rural District Craven (North Yorkshire)
Shipley Urban District Bradford
Silsden Urban District Bradford
Skipton Rural District Bradford, Craven, Pendle
Skipton Urban District Craven
Sowerby Bridge Urban District Calderdale
Spenborough Borough Kirklees
Stanley Urban District Wakefield
Stocksbridge Urban District Sheffield (South Yorkshire)
Swinton Urban District Rotherham
Tadcaster Rural District Leeds, Selby
Thorne Rural District Doncaster
Tickhill Urban District Doncaster
Todmorden Borough Calderdale
Wakefield Rural District Wakefield
Wath upon Dearne Urban District Rotherham
Wetherby Rural District Harrogate, Leeds
Wharfedale Rural District Leeds, Harrogate
Wombwell Urban District Barnsley
Worsbrough Urban District Barnsley
Wortley Rural District Barnsley, Sheffield

Barnsley, Bradford, Dewsbury, Doncaster, Halifax, Huddersfield, Leeds, Rotherham, Sheffield, Wakefield and York were county boroughs.

See alsoEdit